Name: Reid M. Cranmer
Education: BA from Southwest Baptist University
Occupation: Therapeutic Specialist in Cardiovascular Medicine for Gilead Sciences
Previous elected offices: I am not a politician, therefore have never ran for elected office
Organizations/affiliations: Morning Star Church, American Heart Association
How long have you lived in O’Fallon? Moved to Ofallon in 2009
If you are challenging an incumbent, what qualifies you for the position more than the incumbent?
It is time for change. The incumbent has served since 2006. A lot has changed in 12 years. It is time to change the narrative and end the status quo. Our system is set up so guys like me can run for office to serve government BY THE PEOPLE. The longer people stay the less productive government becomes.
What do you see as the single most important duty of a city councilman?
Serving the people. Being honest and transparent with the people. Spending time in the community listening to the people VOICE their concerns about issues and listening to what the people say their priorities are and then spending time addressing those priorities on the Council.
Which of the following municipal issues – business growth, residential growth, infrastructure, tax reductions, historic preservation, parks and recreation opportunities, safety, downtown redevelopment – do you feel it is important to address over the next five years? (Candidates were allowed to add their own.):
#1. Being honest and transparent with the people about the contracts we approve
#2. Safer streets. With the amount of residential development going on right now, our main byways and streets connecting all of this development can not sustain the growth. Safety becomes an issue because there will be more traffic on the roads and streets and as of right now, hardly any of this additional traffic is obeying the current post speed limits especially on those streets they are using to access another main road through a subdivision. This has to be addressed immediately.
#3. Developing ODay Park.
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